Skip to comments.Law Enforcement From Across The U.S. Participate In Joint ADL-FBI Conference On Terrorism
Posted on 06/08/2002 12:05:09 AM PDT by LarryLied
More than 500 representatives of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies were briefed on extremist and terrorist threats during a daylong conference co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The May 31 program, held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, was an outgrowth of ADL's longtime involvement in providing information and training to law enforcement on threats posed by extremists. The conference, "Extremist and Terrorist Threats: Protecting America After 9/11" included presentations from ADL, FBI and other nationally recognized experts on extremist groups, investigative techniques, counterterrorism strategies, domestic security and threat assessment.
"Now more than ever, law enforcement must have the resources and know-how to prevent future acts of terrorism," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "In order to assess threats against the United States, law enforcement must have credible information about domestic and foreign extremists whose rhetoric promotes violence. Through our network of regional offices and our experts in the field, ADL is uniquely suited to aid in the war against terrorism. This conference was an opportunity for law enforcement and extremism watchdogs to compare notes and forge alliances."
The conference brought together representatives of federal, state and local law enforcement from every region of the U.S., and included participants in the FBI National Academy, ADL regional directors, area counsels and investigative researchers.
The program featured opening remarks from Mr. Foxman and Dr. Kathleen L. McChesney, the FBI's Executive Assistant Director for Law Enforcement Services. The plenary session, "Right and Left, Domestic and Foreign: An Overview of Extremist and Terrorist Movements and Groups," featured presentations from Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Washington office of The Rand Corporation; Greg Comcowich, Intelligence Research Specialist in the FBI's Counterterrorism Division; and Mark Pitcavage, ADL Director of Fact Finding.
James T. Caruso, the FBI's Deputy Executive Assistant Director for Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence, delivered the keynote address.
Five concurrent workshops focused on Threat Assessment on the State and Local Level; Strategies for Police-Community Cooperation to Combat Extremism and Terrorism; The Changing Role of Law Enforcement: Policy, People and Technology; Inside the Minds of Terrorists and Extremists; and New Partnerships: Law Enforcement, the Military and Non-Governmental Organizations. Among the presenters were police chiefs from Arlington, VA, Irvine, CA, and Spokane, WA; and officials from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command; the U.S. Army War College, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and ADL and FBI professionals.
David Friedman, Director of ADL's Washington, D.C. Regional Office, and Louis Quijas, Assistant Director for the FBI's Office of Law Enforcement Coordination, delivered closing remarks.
EDITORS NOTE: Additional information on extremist groups and ideologies, and the League's partnerships with law enforcement agencies across the country, is available at ADL's online Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network, at www.adl.org/LEARN.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.
As she grew older, she developed distinctly anti-government views, irritated by what she thought was government infringement on individual rights through taxation and regulations. Like many such people, she joined the Libertarian Party, a fringe political party that advocates severe cutbacks in government power
And these are the people helping our law enforcement agencies?
Anti-government views .
. And when found guilty, what will be my sentence?
The State Department is entertwined with appearances with the Council on Foreign Relations as well as the Bilderbergers. These conferences create the appearance of undue influence and secret manipulation of our government. Appearance be damned, they DO influence our government.
Imagine the stink, rightly, if the Christian Coalition or the Catholic League did this. Imagine if those groups put out a CD-ROM of left wing "extremists" and sent it to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across America.
Multiculturalism = anti-Christianity or a philosophy that equally respects all cultures as good excepting orthodox Christian culture
Diversity = hiring and promotion based primarily on gender, ethniticity, race, and personal sexual gratification habits. aka Affirmative Action
Tolerance = official and unofficial persecution of un-politically-correct speech. i.e. federal hate speech laws and college campus speech codes
Moderate: supports the status quo
Conservative: national socialist, fascist, extremist
Progressive: Marxism proponent or fellow traveler
Green: a person that won't plant their own tree and sit in it, but prefers instead to sit in and use someone elses tree. aka progressive
Equality: a Marxist philosophy that promotes equal levels of wealth and leisure for all people that are not politically connected, primarily bourgeois and proletariat. Promotion and hiring based on unmerited qualities, same as diversity. Equality is officially promoted using heavy progressive taxation, heavy federal government regulation through diversity law, and guaranteed by federal government litigation and police forces
He and Morris Dees are two un-American, socialist pigs....
Publication: The Washington Times; Author: Jerry Seper
| A federal judge in Los Angeles yesterday ordered a permanent injunction against the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith stemming from a class-action lawsuit claiming the ADL was illegally spying on several Arab-American and other civil rights groups.
U.S. District Judge Richard Paez approved a final settlement in the 6-year-old case, ordering the ADL permanently enjoined from engaging in any illegal information gathering and saying it had to provide an annual statement to its legal counsel for the next four years explaining the steps it has taken to remain in compliance.
"It has been a long time coming, but well worth the wait," said Hussein Ibish, a spokesman for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which filed the suit. Mr. Ibish said the ruling "brings to an end an era of abuse," and vindicates the committee's view the ADL had "engaged in illegal activities to undermine the work of such groups and damage the cause and reputation of the Arab-American community."
The ADL, in a statement, denied any wrongdoing and noted there was no court finding of any illegality in the organization's work. It said it was "pleased to finally resolve the litigation, which will now allow us to devote all our resources to our work."
The ADL also said it had agreed to an injunction that "explicitly recognizes ADL's right to gather information in any lawful and constitutionally protected manner, which we have always done and will continue to do."
The ADL statement said the organization "voluntarily agreed to edit out a very small amount of information and to contribute $25,000 towards a community relations fund to be jointly administered by representatives of ADL and the plaintiff class."
In October 1993, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee charged in a lawsuit that the ADL knowingly financed illegal spying on 10, 000 people. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, sought both an injunction to prevent further spying and unspecified damages for violations of state and federal constitutional provisions and other laws.
The suit was filed on behalf of more than 800 groups and individuals, including Greenpeace, the United Farm Workers Union, ACT UP, Action for Animals and the American Indian Movement. It said the ADL carried out "surveillance and gathered data on the lawful activities of private persons and organizations involved in civil rights and social justice struggles" for the past 25 years - in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, St. Louis, Atlanta, San Francisco and Washington.
ADL officials at the time described the suit as "without merit" and said the organization had conducted "its fact-finding seriously, professionally and lawfully." They also charged that conspiracy theories outlined in the suit were "completely false" and designed to highlight the committee's political agenda. According to the suit, the ADL employed operatives with code names - including "Hot Spurs" and "Scumbag" - who raided trash bins, infiltrated meetings and obtained confidential law enforcement information from police agencies, the dissemination of which is illegal.
The suit said the operation included an attempt by the ADL to hide the organization as the source of financing for its operatives and that its major undercover informant, alleged to be Roy "Cal" Bullock, was secretly paid through a tax lawyer in Los Angeles.
It also said Arab-Americans were the major target of the spying operation. Other believed targets included people from about 500 political and ethnic groups, including the anti-apartheid movement, the black community and various Central American groups.
Jerry Seper, Judge enjoins ADL in lawsuit claiming spying on groups; Jewish agency denies Arab accusations. , The Washington Times, 09-28-1999, pp A6.
Some have tried to raise concern. I'd get this book from amazon.com and read all about it.
Exposes the degree to which pro-Israeli groups are able to supress free debate, compromise national secrets, and shape American foreign policy. Findley focuses on individuals who have stood up to the pro-Israeli forces and brings out their statements and observations on the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy toward Israel.
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Paul Findley was a congressman from 1961-1983, representing the state of Illinois. He is the author of the bestselling "They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby".
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